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Gaming Week In Review: ‘Hearthstone’ expansion live, ‘For Honor’ free weekend, ‘Monster Hunter Stories’ demo

The latest “Hearthstone” expansion, “Knights of the Frozen Throne,” is live. “Hearthstone” has always been a light-hearted take on the Warcraft franchise, but sometimes this digital card game puts a darker spin on the world of Azeroth than the popular MMORPG that spawned it. First, we peeked into an alternate …

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Gaming Week In Review: Original ‘Starcraft’ and “Brood War” now free, NES Classic production to cease

Gaming Week In Review is a semi-regular column by Mathew Brock devoted to recapping recent news from the video game world each week. Read the previous installment here. In celebration of the upcoming “Starcraft” remastered release,  you can download the original version for free, right now The original “Starcraft” and its …

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Nintendo Direct brings news of new Nintendo 3DS, more amiibo

This morning brought another edition of Nintendo’s semi-regular Nintendo Direct news segments, introducing a handful of new details on upcoming games, plus information on the United States release of the New Nintendo 3DS system. Opening the show was a trailer for a new Fire Emblem game from Intelligent Systems, creators of …

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Seven reasons why The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is the best in the series

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is getting a total HD makeover next month, and with good reason. The 10th installment in the Zelda series is among the most beautifully directed games to ever grace a console and it features some of the best music of any Nintendo title. Heck, …

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New Super Luigi U Review: Second fiddle no more

I have a confession to make: When I was young, I’d start two-player “Mario Bros.” games by myself so that I could play as Luigi. In “Super Mario Bros.,” I’d kill off Mario immediately so that I could control Player 2 and fly through the game’s eight worlds as his …

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Campuzano: Gaming needs a Steve Jobs

At long last, we know the name of every one of the big three, next-generation video game consoles — WiiU, Playstation 4 and, after an event in Redmond, Wash., one week ago, Xbox One. What will follow for the next five or six months is speculation after speculation regarding what …

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